No. 6 Arkansas Prepares For Home And Road Battles
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Following a break from competition last weekend the No. 6 Arkansas men’s track and field team will return to action Feb. 9-10 with its sprinters and field event competitors at home in Fayetteville for the Tyson Invitational and its distance runners on the road at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash.
The Tyson Invitational will feature 32 collegiate teams and a slew of sponsored professionals competing at the ‘Fastest Track in the World.’ Among the 32 collegiate teams, nine of them rank inside the national top-25 including: No. 6 Arkansas, No. 9 Virginia Tech, No. 11 Indiana, No. 13 Houston, No. 14 Colorado, No. 16 Texas, No. 22 Florida State, No. 23 Kansas and No. 24 Auburn.
“You’re always looking for someone to push you,” assistant coach Doug Case said. “We’ve got Iowa, Auburn, Kansas, Texas, LSU, Purdue, I mean it’s a good, good field here. The Tyson meet always produces a great field. They know it’s a great place to run and the track is really fast. If you look at the sprints events, the majority of the good people are coming to run those events this weekend.”
Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m. | Saturday, Feb. 10, 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Randal Tyson Track Center
Tickets: $5 for Adults, 17 and under free
Important Links: Meet Schedule | Live Results | SEC+ (Fri.) | SEC+ (Sat.)
Events to Watch Tyson:
• 5:30 p.m. | Long Jump Invitational
Featured Razorback: Travonn White (PR: 7.93m/26-0)
• 5:40 p.m./6:30 p.m. | 60 Meters Prelims/Finals
Featured Razorback: Kenzo Cotton (PR: 6.56)
• 6:40 p.m. | 400 Meters Invitational
Featured Razorback: Obi Igbokwe (PR: 45.72)
• 2:50 p.m. | 200 Meters Invitational
Featured Razorback: Kenzo Cotton (PR: 20.65)
• 3 p.m. | High Jump Invitational
Featured Razorback: Jah-Nhai Perinchief (PR: 2.17m/7-1 1/4)
• 4:30 p.m. | 4-x-400 Meter Relay Invitational
Arkansas A Team: TBD (SB: 3:08.17)
Husky Classic Teams
One of the premier indoor distance meets in the country the Husky Classic will see the Razorbacks toe the line in the mile, 3,000 and 5, 000 alongside the best runners from across the country. The meet will feature several nationally-ranked powers including: No. 6 Arkansas, No. 8 Stanford, No. 10 Oregon, No. 14 Colorado, No. 16 Texas, No. 17 Colorado State and No. 21 Washington.
“Alex George and Jack Bruce are going to run the 5K and Cameron Griffith is going to run the mile out there,” Case said. “It’s all about qualifying marks for the NCAAs, that’s why they’re going. It’s a big track. It’s a 300-meter track, so they’re going to go out there and try and hit some qualifying marks.”
Events to Watch Husky Classic:
• 7:30 p.m. | 5,000 Meters Invitational
Featured Razorback: Alex George (PR: 14:16.20)
• 5:40 p.m. | Mile Invitational
Featured Razorback: Cameron Griffith (PR: 4:03.11)
• 6:44 p.m. | 3,000 Meters Invitational
Featured Razorback: Jack Bruce (PR: 7:55.46)
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